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Fire Sprinklers

Fire sprinklers are critical components for fire safety in buildings, particularly in commercial and residential structures.

The system operates automatically in the event of a fire, detecting heat through its sensors and releasing water to extinguish flames. The importance of fire sprinklers cannot be overstated as they can significantly reduce the risk of death or injury in a fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), buildings with sprinkler systems experienced 60% fewer injuries, 76% fewer civilian deaths, and 50% less property damage than those without sprinklers. Fire sprinklers have proven to be effective in controlling or extinguishing fires before the arrival of firefighters, limiting the spread of fire and preventing catastrophic loss. It’s necessary for property owners and building managers to invest in fire sprinkler systems to ensure the safety of occupants and protect their property from fire damage.

Fire Sprinklers

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Did You know:

Fire sprinklers and smoke alarms reduce the risk of dying in a fire by 82%.

Fire Sprinkler Information

    • Safer fire service

      The risk to firefighters is much less. Sprinklers reduce the heat, flame and smoke from a fire.
    • Fast response

      Home fire sprinklers are more sensitive to heat than those found in businesses or industrial buildings. This means the fire will be detected much sooner.
    • Can blend with your home decor

      You can buy home fire sprinklers in different colors. Some can be installed flush with the ceiling, so you will hardly notice they are there.
    • Reliable

      Home fire sprinklers only spray when the temperature in the room rises quickly. The sprinkler above the fire is the only one that sprays.
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    • Easy installation

      Installing a home sprinkler system in a home under construction or being remodeled requires a little extra piping and labor and greatly increases the safety of residents.
    • Low water requirement

      Home fire sprinklers can be connected to the home water supply. They require less water than business and industrial systems.
    • Low cost

      A sprinkler costs about $1.35 per square foot in a new home. This cost is about the same as upgraded cabinets or carpet.
    • Lower insurance

      Installing a sprinkler system has the potential to lower insurance rates by 5-15% by meeting code requirements.
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